Truth be told, I haven't written much fiction in recent years, but here's a hundred-word story I wrote today in class after giving the hundred-word story assignment to my summer enrichment students.
I think it has a bit of Bradbury in it.
Pierre von Staed was coming home, after 500 years.
In his spaceship, he had hibernated in a chamber that slowed his aging and woke him only for short periods to explore planets in deep space.
His mission: to seek life.
Pierre’s spaceship landed gently now. He woke from dreamless oblivion, opening his eyes upon a wasteland—hot gray skies, wrecked buildings.
He activated a device which could scan an entire planet for life. Within minutes it beeped: NO LIFE FORMS.
Pierre re-entered his ship and blasted off. His search would continue, but with a new goal: to find a home.